Buchanan Epiphany Tree Burning Saturday

Buchanan’s Epiphany Tree Burning evokes Old World Twelfth Night observances, but it’s mostly just another chance to visit with friends.

Join in this annual tradition as residents and visitors gather on the Buchanan Town Park at 485 Lowe Street to enjoy light refreshments on Twelfth Night culminating in a bonfire made from the town’s holiday tree and dozens of family Christmas trees.


Attic auditions this weekend for ‘First Baptsit of Ivy Gap’

Attic Productions is looking for a few good women– can be quirky, overbearing, controlling, rebellious, curious, secretive, or all of the above.

Auditions for “First Baptist of Ivy Gap,” written by Ron Osborne and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 from noon to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Attic Productions, 7490 Roanoke Road, Fincastle.

This poignant comedy follows six volunteers at First Baptist Church of Ivy Gap from their first meeting to roll bandages for the war effort in 1945 to 1970, during preparations for the church’s 100-year anniversary. This lively bunch shares their hopes and dreams and try to avoid having seven kinds of baked beans and a repeat of the Ralph incident from the 75th anniversary.

The cast calls for six women ages 19-47 who age 25 years by Act 2. Show dates are March 15-17 and 22-24.

Contact Ninette Cox, director, for more information at ninettelcox@gmail.com.


Benefit for Kelly Berry January 13

Come out for an afternoon of fun and bingo to benefit Kelly Berry of Buchanan and her fight against cancer January 13 at Buchanan Baptist Church.

The event kicks off with vendor shopping from 10 a.m.-noon and bingo from noon-4 p.m. All bingo prizes are Pampered Chef products and the cover-all grand prize is valued at $250.

There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffle, many door prizes, a bake sale, and lunch for purchase. There are 20 rounds of bingo plus a cover all round for the grand prize. Get one door prize ticket with a bingo card package purchase.  Additional bingo cards, cover-all cards, raffle and door prize tickets will be available for purchase that day.

Tickets are sold in advance for $20 by contacting Diane Taylor at (540) 520-7967 or Lyn Mowles at (540) 529-1689. The bingo will sell out fast so pre-order a ticket to reserve a spot. Organizers need to sell as many tickets as possible by January 3 to be prepared with plenty of bingo packets.


Buchanan Soup Night Cash Mob January 12

Buchanan Soup Night Cash Mob will be held the evening of Friday, Jan. 12. Buchanan’s downtown merchants are providing samplings of soups and fresh baked bread while visitors shop, play, dine and live local.

Visitors will be able to enjoy a free sampling of chicken noodle soup, taco soup, potato soup and others at the downtown shops.

To round out the evening, visitors can take advantage of the extended hours to shop and take in a movie. Visitors can also enter for the opportunity to win free tickets to the Buchanan Theatre.


Second Sunday Dinner Jan. 14

in Buchanan

Buchanan Town Improvement Society is holding its monthly Second Sunday Dinner January 14 from 12-2 p.m. in the historic Wilson Warehouse/Community House on Lowe Street.

Dinner is $10 with proceeds benefiting the maintenance of the historic Wilson Warehouse. Dine in and carry-out are available.


Eagle Rock Library

January events

Eagle Rock Library has the following programs scheduled:

  • Mondays at 2:45 p.m.— OGRE (Order of Gaming, Ridiculousness & Excitement). This new club is for those who like to play games and have fun with favorite board games, brain teasers, card games and relay races to challenge the kids. Participants will test their skills against friends and librarians. Some games will be clean and neat, others may get messy.
  • Wednesdays starting January 10— 10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. Technology Learning for those who might need some help with new gadgets or navigating the world of computers. 30-minute individual sessions are available.
  • Thursday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m.— Poached from Pinterest Winter Series, making Yarn Snowman. Call 928-2800 to reserve a space.
  • Thursday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m.— Girligami, a fresh spin on origami, with the subject Sweet Treats.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.— Genre Book Club will be discussing the role of nature in Appalachia.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m.— Sock Snowman craft. Sign up required.
  • Monday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m.— Breakfast and a Movie (Lego Ninjago Movie). The library is closed, but the library is hosting this special event— sign-up is required. Pancakes, bacon and cereal.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m.— Poached from Pinterest Winter Series. DIY Cosmetics. Call 928-2800 to reserve a space.
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m., Loose Threads Lifewriting — Learn how to craft that memoir you have always talked about writing. No prior writing experience required.  Call 928-2800 to register.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m.— Eclectic Readers Book Club. They’ll be reading “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m.— Poached from Pinterest Winter Series, Heart Hand Warmers. Call 928-2800 to reserve a space.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m.— Poached from Pinterest Winter Series, DIY Magnets. Call 928-2800 to reserve a space.